Lahore: Ruwit Hilal Research Council has predicted Eid-ul-Fitr to be on May 25.
Khalid Ijaz Mufti, secretary general of the Ruwit-e-Hilal Research Council, said the moon does not appear until its age is at least 19 hours between sunset and at least 40 minutes between sunset and lunar eclipse. The angular distance from the moon should be at least 6 degrees and the angular distance of the moon from the sun should be at least 10 degrees.
He said that Shawwal moon will be born on May 22 at 10:39 pm according to Pakistan Standard Time. On Saturday evening, May 23, at sunset, the age of the moon will be more than 20 hours in all parts of Pakistan, but the difference between sunset and sunset is 39 minutes in Peshawar, Charsadda, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and Lahore. It will be 40 minutes in Karachi, Quetta and Giwani but due to lack of other factors, Hilal cannot be seen in Peshawar, Lahore and Quetta without the help of visual aids.
On the other hand, the crescent cannot be seen with the help of telescopes in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad and Charsadda, while visual equipment may be required for the sighting of the crescent in Karachi and Giwani. Under these circumstances, the possibility of sighting the crescent on Saturday evening is very low, so Eid will be celebrated on Monday, May 25, after completing 30 days of Ramadan.
Khalid Ijaz Mufti said that since Ramadan was started in Peshawar on April 24 by accepting false testimonies, they would celebrate Eid on Sunday, May 24 after completing 30 days, even though there was sunset on Saturday, May 23 in the evening. The crescent is also unlikely to be visible with the help of binoculars.
According to Khalid Ijaz Mufti, at sunset on the evening of May 24, the age of the moon would have been more than 44 hours in all the cities of Pakistan. On the other hand, the difference between sunset and moon setting which should be at least 40 minutes is 98 minutes in Peshawar, Charsadda and Gilgit, 97 minutes in Muzaffarabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Quetta, 96 minutes in Lahore and Giwani and 95 minutes in Karachi. It will be a minute, so if there are no clouds on Sunday evening, then the crescent will be clear and visible in all parts of Pakistan, due to which some people will say that it is the second moon of history while it will be the first crescent in religious and scientific terms.